what to wear on a beach vacation | daytime

y’all know my love affair with pink runs deep. so it comes as no surprise that a pink tee and a pink sweater came along with me to Tybee Island. and i have to sing the praises of this sleeveless sweater from J.Crew. it’s fuschia trimmed in navy, oh so comfy to wear, and it’s lightweight and breathable. what more can you ask for from a summer top? except that it’s on sale! this sweater can be worn with pretty much anything. today i went for a beach bum look that included a pair of jean shorts that reminded me of shorts i wore back in the ’70s. this is my version of what to wear on a beach vacation daytime.

this week at Tybee Island has been downright relaxing. after i drink my coffee, i pack my beach bag and head to the beach. let me tell you mother nature smiled down on me ‘cuz it’s been one sun-filled day after another with nothing but blue skies and balmy breezes. around three or four i pack up my gear and head for home that’s a cute rental house with a view over the river flowing into the Atlantic. then a quick shower, a nap, and around 6:30 it’s time to head out to a local cafe. and this cute little number i’m wearing is perfect for most of the Island fare restaurants. this week we’ve eaten at AJ’s, Sting Ray’s, The Crab Shack, North Beach Bar and Grill, and Chamacos. so many restaurants so little time.

what to wear on a beach vacation daytime

the best part of a beach vacation is the laid back attire. swimsuits, jean shorts, and tee’s all got a nod this week. but i did throw in a dress for good measure as well as the cutest silk drawstring pants. be sure to read what to wear on a beach vacation day 1 or what to wear on a beach vacation swimsuit edition.

shorts | sleeveless sweater | similar sandals

shorts | sleeveless sweater | similar sandals

all right, ladies, don’t forget to tune into Fridays with Oscar where we’ll be dishing up a tasty appetizer and cocktail.

happy Thursday!


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  1. Suzanne Kerr wrote:

    So cute! Comfortable, beach style!
    Enjoy the rest of your vacation, Beth!
    Suzanne from PA

    Posted 8.13.20
  2. Lillian Dmytrasz wrote:

    Hello Beth,
    Wish I had your confidence (once I had beautiful legs arms) to wear shorts and sleeveless tops! How do you do it?

    Posted 8.13.20
  3. Pat wrote:

    Your hair is so cute. Do you use much product to get body or are you just blessed with great texture?

    Also love the colorful sandals. The shorts do remind me of my old shorts.

    Posted 8.13.20
  4. Kelly wrote:

    So glad you’re having beautiful weather. Just curious, do you pack a lunch to take to the beach? I love having a sandwich and Diet Pepsi on the beach each day. Of course the down side is making trips to the beach house for bathroom breaks from the sodas!

    Posted 8.13.20
  5. Deanna wrote:

    Love the OOD! Especially the top, greawt color for you. Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing time. You so deserve it! Do you have a link to the rental house by chance?

    Posted 8.13.20
  6. Sangita M wrote:

    Pink is definitely a great color for you. Hope you are enjoying the time away, even if you are working…Another place you’ll love is the Don Cesar in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Also known as “The Pink Palace”. My husband and I were married on the North Beach and it’s great getaway. Check it out!

    Posted 8.13.20
  7. Lisa wrote:

    Beautiful color Beth. I’m glad your enjoying some R&R.

    Posted 8.13.20
  8. denise wrote:

    Love your hair now, you look much younger

    Posted 8.13.20
  9. suzi wrote:

    Like the hair short again. Missed the bathing suit edition yesterday, it just would not go to the webpage.

    Posted 8.13.20
  10. Beth- I love your shorter hairstyle. It really suits you. I cannot count the times I have plaguerized your outfit ideas and ventured out feeling tres chic, and receiving compliments from friends …and ..strangers. You definitely spice up my wardrobe and life. Thank you.

    Posted 8.13.20
  11. Gwen Marie Ewing wrote:

    Pink is my favorite color! You look very cheery in that cute sweater! Btw, Talbots has some awesome deals going on now!

    Posted 8.13.20
  12. GL Gardener wrote:

    Great outfits. You look great. Love the new hairstyle. I wear a lot of color-especially in the summer. J Crew has some nice items for summer…and all the time. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

    Posted 8.13.20
  13. Mary C wrote:

    Hi, Beth. It sounds like you’ve had a lovely relaxing time. I really like your new short hairdo. It’s very chic and becoming on you.

    Posted 8.14.20
  14. JUSTICH Christine wrote:

    Hi, Beth! You look so great in your holyday outfit!!! And your words are written pur of my soul! Like you, I enyoy the beach days, the taste of the water and the air! At the end of august we are driving to Italy, upper adria. There we have an appartement beside the beach and during these lockdown time there was no day, that I did‘nt dream of staying in Grado. I looked at the photos and listened to la musica italiana and wished to be there!
    Enjoy every minute on the beach it gives so much energy!
    Greetings from Austria
    Christine and Ruby

    Posted 8.14.20
  15. Lyn wrote:

    Such a nice time for you. I love a beach vacation. Well, it’s not Tybee Island, but today we are taking our folding chairs, and a bunch of snacks in a cooler and will sit on the shore of Lake Ontario and watch our granddaughters play in the sand and water, and we will sit and chat with our daughter.

    Posted 8.14.20
  16. Joanie wrote:

    Hi Beth
    I love the bright pink sweater and the Jean shorts. I also love the pink wall! Your hair looks great here! The shorts have a definite 70s vibe. I have been wearing Talbots girlfriend Jean shorts often this summer. I love the length and fit. It is a laid back look. Your vacation sounds so perfect. Enjoy!

    Posted 8.14.20

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